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Old 06-24-2010, 05:24 PM
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Default Evinrude E-Tech 60hp?? reviews

im buying a 16 foot jon, but questioning the motor which is a 60hp evinrude E-tech. heard mixed opinions on the motor. im not looking to run the hell out of it but i want a motor that is reliable. if you could help that would be great..

i am open to other suggestions for motors.
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Old 06-25-2010, 06:51 AM
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I have 2 60hp E-techs with 530 hours on them. They are great motors lots of power and there have only been a few minor issues, engine updates and the spark plugs need to be changed fairly often. Also there is a filter that filters the exhaust and that had to be changed. They allways start right up and are very dependable! I would buy them again in a heartbeat!
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Old 06-25-2010, 05:35 PM
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Default I just bought one a year ago

I bought a new etec 40hp, its the same exact motor as the 60hp. It broke down within the first 10 minutes of operation, I had to swim the boat back to the dock for the first time in my life, and didnt get fixed for 3 weeks being under the 5 year warranty. I missed all my summer vacation boat time and didnt do any fishing. But, after it was fixed I thought it was an awesome motor, it really pushed the 13 whaler. It cant be compared to the carb and 4stroke mercury and yamahas, they blow. I am hard core optimax guy, and i loved that motor.
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I have 2 60hp E-techs with 530 hours on them. They are great motors lots of power and there have only been a few minor issues, engine updates and the spark plugs need to be changed fairly often.
Since 2008 and later motors have a different ignition system and use the QC10WEP iridium sparkplug, plug life is even better now than the 300 hour service interval.
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Old 06-25-2010, 07:53 PM
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I'm not aware of any good articles comparing the 60 HP outboards, but here's a couple of 50 HP comparisons, Eight Way 50 HP Outboard Shootout, 50 HP Roundup

These articles might be somewhat applicable to some of the 60 HP outboards as the 50 HP E-TEC tested in the articles is based on the same 864cc twin cylinder block as E-TEC's 40 and 60 HP engines. Likewise the Yamaha 50 HP shares a 4 cylinder 996 cc block with the 60 and the 70 HP, the Mercury 50 and 60 HP share a 4 cylinder 995 cc block, though neither the Suzuki 60 or the Honda 60 share blocks with their respective 50 HP models.
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